Malawian Business Leaders Question Right to Water

23 Mar 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LILONGWE, Malawi
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Business groups in Malawi this week called into question the right to water, arguing that water services should be viewed as a source of income and not a charitable donation.William Muhairwe, former had of Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation and current executive director of Global Water Leaders, told participants at the 2016 Malawi National Water Conference on March 21st that the water sector was key to improving and sustaining economic growth and creating jobs.“No wonder half the world’s workers, 1.5 billion people, work in water-related sectors,” he said, echoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statement marking World Water Day on March 22nd...

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